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Government names special master for Corinthian student debt

The Education Department appointed a special monitor Thursday to help develop a debt relief program for students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges — a debt forgiveness plan... Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Google's new self-driving cars cruising Silicon Valley roads

The latest models of Google's self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company's Silicon Valley headquarters as an ambitious project to transform the way people get around... Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom hopping into theme parks

For his next trick, Shigeru Miyamoto is working in reality, not virtual reality. Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that

On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks. Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Takata CEO: Air bag defect still under investigation

The CEO of Takata Corp., the Japanese air bag maker at the center of a defect scandal that has resulted in recalls of more than 33.8 million vehicles, appeared at a news conference Thursday for the... Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber

French taxi drivers smashed up livery cars, set tires ablaze and blocked traffic across the country on Thursday in a nationwide strike aimed at Uber after weeks of rising, sometimes violent... Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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US consumers ramp up May spending; largest gain since 2009

U.S. consumer spending surged in May with the biggest monthly increase in nearly six years — a sign of stronger economic growth ahead. Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Cuba's popularity concerns Caribbean tourism officials

Caribbean tourism officials are pushing for a partnership with the U.S. government because of concerns that warming relations between the U.S. and Cuba will result in a significant loss of visitors... Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 271,000

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week, but remained at a historically low level that signals an improving job market. Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Tips for finding adjacent airline seats without paying extra

On top of the bag fees and other charges, families traveling this summer may have to pay extra just to sit next to one another. Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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European deal creates US grocery giant

The owner of Stop & Shop and Giant will tie up with the parent company of Food Lion, creating a $29 billion grocer that will be in a stronger position to compete with Wal-Mart and other... Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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US economy on mend after harsh winter hits 1st quarter

The U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year, just not as much as previously estimated. More recent data show that the weakness was largely temporary, with a rebound in the... Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Review: Apple has best smartwatch, but rivals have strengths

As much as I wish the Apple Watch could do more, I find it the best smartwatch available, given its polished design and wide range of apps. Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Ikea raises minimum wage for US workers 2nd year in a row

Ikea's U.S division is raising the minimum wage for the second year in a row as the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain looks to improve its relations with workers and reduce worker turnover. Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Global stock markets cautious amid Greek debt talks

U.S. and global stocks headed lower Wednesday as negotiations between Greece and its lenders drag on and it appears the parties are not as close to a deal as originally thought. Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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EBay bans sales of Confederate flag on its site

Calling it a "contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism," eBay said Tuesday that it will ban the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise. Read more »

Published June 23, 2015

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As it closes AOL deal, Verizon teases new video service

Verizon is launching a mobile video service this summer that would show sports, concerts and other types of content. Read more »

Published June 23, 2015

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Police raid Toyota offices after arresting US executive

Police raided Toyota Motor Corp.'s headquarters and its Tokyo and Nagoya offices on Tuesday following the arrest of a senior American executive on suspicion of drug law violations. Read more »

Published June 23, 2015

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A shield against poverty, pensions are Greece's top priority

Looking tired and leaning on his cane, Fotis Theodorakopoulos watched quietly as other demonstrators gathered to discuss Greece's financial drama and chant defiant slogans outside the parliament. Read more »

Published June 23, 2015

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Apple's decision to pay artists a win for indies, Swift

Independent record label founder Allen Kovac had planned to remove the music by his artists from iTunes a week ahead of the launch of Apple Music. Read more »

Published June 23, 2015

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Ride-hailing apps get kids around town when parents are busy

A ride-hailing service that caters to youngsters is allowing them to book their own rides when mom and dad are too busy to drive. Read more »

Published June 23, 2015

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US new-home sales in May climb to best levels since 2008

Purchases of new U.S. homes surged in the Northeast and West in May, as steady job growth over the past year has lifted the real estate sector. Read more »

Published June 23, 2015

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Fastest rising rents in US? Jackson, Mississippi

Home rental prices are climbing across much of the United States — with the biggest gains coming from not from New York or San Francisco but Jackson, Mississippi, and Portland, Maine. Read more »

Published June 23, 2015

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Durable goods orders drop 1.8 percent in May

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in May, pulled down by a sharp drop in demand for aircraft. But a category that reflects business investment rose last month, a... Read more »

Published June 23, 2015

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Here's why home sales are finally surging

Home sales are on pace for their best year since 2007. First-time buyers are streaming back into the market. Prices are skyrocketing, aided by a stronger job market and tantalizingly low mortgage... Read more »

Published June 22, 2015

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